Ripponden Crime Overview

Ripponden is the second safest small town in West Yorkshire, and is the 31st safest overall out of West Yorkshire's 121 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Ripponden in 2020 was 39 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to West Yorkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 168% lower than the West Yorkshire rate of 104 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Ripponden is the 228th safest small town, and the 4,634th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2017, Ripponden was the worst small town in West Yorkshire for bicycle theft, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.26 per 1,000 inhabitants. September 2015 was also a bad month for Ripponden residents, when it was West Yorkshire's most dangerous small town for robbery, recording 2 crimes at a rate of 0.26 per 1,000 residents.

The most common crimes in Ripponden are violence and sexual offences, with 123 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 16. This is 6% lower than 2019's figure of 130 offences and a difference of 0.89 from 2019's crime rate of 17. Ripponden's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, the same as 2019's figure of 1 crime.

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Crime in Ripponden Compared To West Yorkshire

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Summary of Crimes in Ripponden This Year

 RippondenWest Yorkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour11514.6948,24020.6841% safer
Bicycle Theft10.131,7620.76485% safer
Burglary405.1115,1026.4727% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson313.9625,48710.93176% safer
Drugs111.418,3433.58154% safer
Other Crime101.286,6132.84122% safer
Other Theft101.2816,3707.02448% safer
Possession of Weapons20.262,1200.91250% safer
Public Order394.9830,32813.00161% safer
Shoplifting10.1311,6474.993738% safer
Vehicle Crime364.6013,6605.8627% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences12315.71107,15745.94192% safer

Ripponden Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Alwoodley23126.7345% safer
Crigglestone40541.366% more dangerous
Denby Dale71742.899% more dangerous
Ackworth37847.5518% more dangerous
Clayton40247.8219% more dangerous
Ilkley73349.4922% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Ripponden

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Ripponden Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour116615Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.51-0.130.13Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson4. worse
Drugs0.380.130.511.4Getting worse
Other Crime0.771.30.641.3Getting worse
Other Theft3.
Possession of Weapons0.13-0.130.26Getting worse
Public Order2. worse
Vehicle Crime4.364.04.6Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences11221716Safer

Changes In Ripponden's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Ripponden to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7143% more dangerous
Coventry77.4150% more dangerous
Croydon83.2253% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8155% more dangerous
Bristol86.2155% more dangerous
Leicester97.4460% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8762% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2864% more dangerous
Bradford133.0271% more dangerous
Leeds137.1072% more dangerous

Crime in Ripponden's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Ripponden, Rishworth & Barkisland35441First

Crime in Ripponden During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Ripponden change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in May, when Ripponden saw a 600% increase in anti-social behaviour. Ripponden saw a large fall in burglary during August, when it fell by 75% compared to August in 2019.

Anti-Social Behaviour+100%+200%+600%+114%+100%+250%+100%-13%+225%+50%
Criminal Damage and Arson+67%-33%-+300%----+200%+100%
Other Crime-----50%-----
Other Theft-----67%---+100%+100%
Public Order+200%+200%-33%+100%-60%+150%-33%---
Vehicle Crime-50%-+100%-+50%+200%+100%-63%--
Violence and Sexual Offences+100%-53%-38%-11%+10%+300%-17%-29%-29%+60%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Ripponden

What police force serves Ripponden?
Ripponden's local territorial police force is the West Yorkshire Police.
How dangerous is Ripponden?
Ripponden is the second safest small town in West Yorkshire.
What is Ripponden's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Ripponden are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Ripponden?
Ripponden's least common crime is bicycle theft.

Last updated: 07 May 2021